So…yeah! It was a surprisingly long process (we started in early March and just signed a week and a half ago), and we got pretty far through three different floor plans for reasons that weren’t really our fault.
We’re going through the options process, aka “pick out everything about the interior of your house even the stuff you don’t care about!” which is half fun and half overwhelming.
Our main impetus to move was having more space for Vanessa and a park/pool in walking distance of the house. I think I’m going to be pretty happy with what we end up with.
One of my big obstacles for moving was being farther away from work/moving out of Austin proper. And…well, I’m still coming to terms with that. But it’s really not that far away from work, I’ve just gotten a bit spoiled from being so close. (~10 minute drive most days)
Anyway, hopefully before the end of the year we’ll have a new house! And then get to move! And fix up and sell our current house! Wait that all sounds like a lot of work!